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    NV - Elko Co, WhtFem UP8359, 16-25, burned in desert off Hwy 93, no adrenals, Jul'74

    NamUs UP 8359

    https://www.identifyus.org/en/cases/8359

    Unidentified White Female


    Found July 16, 1974 in Elko County, NV
    Body Condition:
    Not recognizable - Charred/burned
    Probable year of death: to 1974
    Estimated postmortem interval: Months

    Vital Statistics
    Estimated age: 16-25
    Approximate Height: 68 estimate.
    Approximate Weight: 120 estimate.
    Hair Color: Red/auburn

    Eye Color: Unknown
    Scars and marks:
    No adrenals

    Clothing & Accessories

    Clothing:
    Clothing was burned too badly to identify.
    Jewerly: Nothing.
    Footwear:
    nothing
    Accessories:
    nothing

    Identifiers
    Fingerprints: Fingerprint
    is not available
    Dentals: Dental information /
    charting is available
    DNA:
    Sample is currently not available

    Case History:
    Found in desert.
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    NV - Elko County, WhtFem UP8359, 16-25, Strangled and Burned, Jul'74

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    Unidentified Female

    Date of Discovery: July 16, 1974
    Location of Discovery: Elko County, Nevada
    Estimated Date of Death: Months prior
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - charred/burned
    Cause of Death: Homicide by strangulation
    Physical Description

    ** Listed information is approximateEstimated Age: 16-25 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
    Weight: 110-130 lbs.
    Hair Color: Red or auburn
    Eye Color: Unknown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: No adrenals.
    Dentals: Available.
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Not available.
    Clothing & Personal Items

    Clothing: Clothing present but burnt. Identifiable were blue jeans, a blue-green colored blouse, and buttons that were commonly used on jackets and overalls in the 1970s.
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: A red, plastic fuel can was found near the body with fuel in it, but it wasn't the same fule used on the body.
    Case History

    A tourist couple discovered the victim's charred remains in rural Elko County, 11 miles north of Thousand Springs and 200 feet off Highway 93, near the Winecup Gamble Ranch.
    Her killer had strangled her and then poured fuel on her and set her afire.
    Investigating Agency(s)

    If you have any information about this case please contact;Agency Name: Elko County Coroner's Office
    Agency Contact Person: N/A
    Agency Phone Number: 775-738-8936

    Agency Case Number: 197400504
    NCIC Case Number: N/A
    NamUs Case Number: UP #8359
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
    Information Source(s)

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    Elko Daily News Archive (November 24, 2009)
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    http://elkodaily.com/news/local/cars...2b2830e28.html
    ELKO — Many of the 19 unsolved murders of people found dumped along Elko County’s highways remain unsolved because their killers have taken extra initiative to try and ensure their victims’ identities and their own identities are never discovered.

    Whether it’s placing the body in a remote location far off the main highway as is the case with a Starr Valley Jane Doe or disfiguring the corpse so it takes longer to ID the body as in the Thousand Springs Jane Doe, these practices give the killer the opportunity to put greater distances between themselves and the crime scene.

    With any luck, a meeting of investigators from around the state scheduled for today and Tuesday will unlock the answers to some of these questions.


    "Thousand Springs Jane Doe

    On July 14, 1974, the charred body of an unidentified young woman was found 33 miles north of Wells off U.S. Highway 93 near the turn-off to the Winecup Gamble Ranch by a tourist couple who had stopped to stretch their legs in the area referred to as Thousand Springs.

    Detective Dennis Journigan of the Elko County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was in her late teens or early 20s. The woman was 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed 120 pounds. The body was found about a hundred yards west of the old service station site at the turn-off. It was determined the woman was strangled to death, and the killer or an accomplice had poured diesel fuel or a similar fuel on her body. She was then lit on fire, but only the exterior of her flesh was damaged, and the majority of her clothing was still recognizable to detectives.

    Journigan said some clothing remnants, dental records and other physical evidence is still available for analysis. No matches to other missing people in the region were found.

    The woman was wearing a pair of jeans, and the buttons were sent to the FBI for analysis. The buttons were a common type also used on jackets and over-alls throughout the 1970s stamped with “militaires equipments.” She was also wearing a blue-green colored blouse.

    A red, plastic fuel can was found near the body with fuel in it, but it wasn’t the same used on the body.

    According to Journigan, it’s highly probable the victim was well-known to the killer on the level of having a physical or deeply emotional relationship. Not only was the burning down to hide evidence, but Journigan said the killer may have been so enraged with anger they went this extra measure to disfigure the body as further punishment.

    “That’s often the case when there’s a lot of damage to a body,” Journigan said. “Multiple stab wounds, shot wounds or multiple strikings are indicators of a lot of animosity to the victim.”

    It’s possible the killer walked the woman up through the wash to the higher ground or simply had killed her and dragged her there."

    I believe a Serial Killer was active in Elko County sometime in the 1970's and possibly well into the early 1990's. The article states similarities investigators have found with many cold case homicides of Jane Does.

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    Very strange to have no adrenal glands. They would have had to have been surgically removed and the UID on long-term steroid treatment. The most common cause of adrenalectomy is a tumor of some sort.

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    I'm wondering if she was born with no adrenal glands (this is possible) or if they were removed. Doesn't seem like any scars were listed so I am assuming born? Can someone live into their early 20's without having adrenals and proper medical treatment? Maybe the victim and other people had no clue she was without adrenal glands.

    Something I am beginning to notice with these women who were murdered in Elko County - they all are quite tall! and fair/light haired. AND under 30 years old.

    Quote Originally Posted by annemc2 View Post
    Very strange to have no adrenal glands. They would have had to have been surgically removed and the UID on long-term steroid treatment. The most common cause of adrenalectomy is a tumor of some sort.
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    I read a little bit about how peoples anxiety decreased after adrenal tumor removal. I was thinking maybe some chop shop doc took them out as an experiment to control behavior? Remove the "fight or flight" response? I did find a reference of a tumor in an 18 year old patient and people can be born without them. Wish it was more specific.

    Different Reference: 1975 cure for schizophrenia and cushings
    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/psychological-medicine/article/div-classtitleschizophrenia-and-cushingandaposs-syndrome-cured-by-adrenalectomydiv/C688B2770D460FA8AC32C43F77487C52

    Has references cited back to 1945 as a cure for psychosis.

    I did some looking at Charley project for women from that time frame with mental illness and needing meds. Not sure how long one could function without appropriate steroids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post

    I believe a Serial Killer was active in Elko County sometime in the 1970's and possibly well into the early 1990's. The article states similarities investigators have found with many cold case homicides of Jane Does.
    (Daisy Chains' original post respectfully shortened by me.) I agree on this one. There are at least three other Jane Does found in Elko County between 1972-1993 that all share the same basic description: white, in their late teens or early twenties, and have some variety of "reddish" hair (color descriptions range from strawberry blonde to auburn). The first, known as Starr Valley Jane Doe https://identifyus.org/cases/8358, was found on July 14, 1972. She was shot to death and posed in a "cross-like" position. The second, Devil's Gate Jane Doe, was found in October of that year https://www.identifyus.org/en/cases/11310. Her cause of death could never be determined but it's believed that she was also a murder victim. Thousand Springs Jane Doe was the third. The last, Shafter Jane Doe https://identifyus.org/cases/4920, was found in November 1993 many years after the others but also fits the pattern. Like the first victim, she was shot to death and posed in a "cross-like" fashion as well. I think there's a good chance these cases could all be connected due to the similarities between the victims even with the different causes of death. Threads for: Starr Valley Jane Doe http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...osition-Jan-72, Devil's Gate Jane Doe: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...-s-Gate-Oct-72, and Shafter Jane Doe: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...from-WY-Nov-93.
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